Columbus Adds Seven Pumpers To Ferrara Contract

Columbus (Ohio) Division of Fire has awarded Ferrara Fire Apparatus an order for an additional seven custom pumpers as part of a continuing three-year contract.

Ferrara originally won the contract in a competitive bid in 2007 against several other national, regional and local manufacturers. The additional order will give the city a total of 16 Ferrara vehicles – 15 pumpers and one air-light truck. The air truck will have an extruded aluminum heavy rescue body built on a Spartan cab and chassis. An eight-bottle cascade system with two refill stations will be built on the apparatus as well as storage for spare SCBA cylinders.

Beyond the initial three-year agreement, Columbus holds renewal options for a fourth and fifth year.

The first eight pumpers are nearing completion. Like the pumpers in production, the additional seven units will be built on Spartan Gladiator custom tilt-cabs and chassis with independent front suspension and Detroit Diesel Series 60 525-hp engines. The bodies are constructed of 12-gauge stainless steel with custom-designed compartments. L-shaped booster tanks will permit extra-low hose beds and increased firefighter safety, according to Ferrara.

Other equipment on the pumpers include: Waterous CMU 1,500-gpm two-stage pumps; 750-gallon tanks; TFT Extend-A-Gun deck guns; Monarch manual valves for both steamer inlets; Sigtronics intercom systems and two 12-volt telescopic lights.

For information call 800-443-9006 or go to

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